How Auburn’s win at South Carolina affects its KenPom ranking

The No.16 Auburn Tigers won its fifth game in a row, which was also their third SEC road win of the season, on Saturday on the road at South Carolina.

The impressive 81-66 win was Auburn’s second win in a row of 15 points or more, mixing in with last Wednesday’s 67-49 win over LSU in Baton Rouge. The road wins are starting to add merit to Auburn’s resume, which is starting to show in their KenPom ranking.

Auburn earned the win Saturday thanks to two double-doubles from Johni Broome (27 points, 11 rebounds) and Wendell Green Jr. (16 points, 12 assists). Jaylin Williams’ streak of scoring ten-or-more points in games extended to four following a 12-point performance, and Allen Flanigan recorded eight points and ten rebounds.

Chemistry is coming together for Auburn, which is starting to show in the latest KenPom data.

As Auburn prepares for another week of action, here is a look at where Auburn stands in the latest KenPom rankings.

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Overall Ranking: No. 16

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Auburn ends the weekend as the No. 16 team in the country according to the KenPom. They are third in the SEC behind Tennessee and Alabama respectively, who each rank in the top-three.

Offensive Efficiency: No. 62

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The Tigers rank just outside the top-60 in offensive efficiency by scoring a projected 110.9 points per 100 possessions. The nation’s best team, Marquette, has a projection of 120.4 points per 100 possessions.

Defensive Efficiency: No. 10

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Auburn is one of the best teams in the nation when it comes to defense, as they project to allow just 91.1 points per 100 possessions. Tennessee, the nation’s best team in this category, is projected to allow 83.8 points per 100 possessions.

Adjusted tempo: No. 147

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Auburn spends most of its’ time on defense, which is relative to their adjusted tempo ranking. The Tigers average 68.0 possessions per 40 minutes, which is middle-of-the-road in the national rankings. UT-Rio Grande Valley remains the country’s best in this category by creating an estimated 74.1 possessions per 40 minute game.

Texas A&M Overview

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Here’s a look at where Texas A&M ranks in major categories ahead of Wednesday’s game at Neville Arena.

  • Overall: No. 48

  • Offensive efficiency: No. 42

  • Defensive efficiency: No. 66

  • Adjusted Tempo: No. 217

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire